- Car Care & Maintenance
Car Engine Performance Tips and Alternatives
ECU remap or engine tuning box is not available for petrol car engines less than 1500 cc. In fact, tuning box is also not available for petrol car engines. It is only meant for diesel car engines but still you have a few tips available:
Spark Plugs Replacement
This is the basic upgradation as you can switch to Iridium spark plugs, as they generate stronger and more consistent current and improve the combustion so less pollution, more smooth and consistent idling, and better performance though hardly noticeable.
Air filter Change
A free flow air filter will not only increase the performance by 0.1 to 2 seconds, but it will also enhance engine smoothness feel and increase the engine life too as more pure air means less stress on critical engine parts. Also, free flow filters have real long life and don’t need early replacement.
Tuning Performance Exhaust
A properly tuned exhaust can do wonders for your car. It will not only improve the exhaust note (making it deeper sounding), it will also reduce 0.3 to 4 seconds from 0 to 100 timing. If you also match a good exhaust with a properly tuned header, you will feel serious improvement in engine performance.
So above are the basic tips you can do to get more torque, power, and engine performance. If still you are not satisfied and need more power, petrol has many other choices like lighter camshafts, ECU remap, polished cylinder heads, turbo/super charging, and NOS.
But one sad thing and it is that none of these engine modifications can be done on a 1.2 liter engine as it will not be able to handle the extremely supercharged power.